FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)


Name: FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)

Version: 1.2.1

Description: FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an audio format similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality. The basic structure of a FLAC stream is: •The four byte string "fLaC" •The STREAMINFO metadata block •Zero or more other metadata blocks •One or more audio frames The first four bytes are to identify the FLAC stream. The metadata that follows contains all the information about the stream except for the audio data itself. After the metadata comes the encoded audio data.

Deprecated: false

MIMEType: audio/flac

PUID: fmt/279

sameAs : PRONOM: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/PRONOM/fmt/279

Extension: flac

Magic: true

Container Magic: false

Binary Magic: true

Signature Priority Over:

See Also (e.g. Wikidata, Library of Congress):

Software that can read the format:


Class: http://the-fr.org/def/format-registry/FileFormat

Type: http://the-fr.org/def/format-registry/Audio

SPARQL: http://the-fr.org/public/sparql/endpoint.php?query=describe+%3Chttp://the-fr.org/id/file-format/732%3E&output=&jsonp=&key=&show_inline=1